Physical problems can be great teachers.
Yesterday, i woke up with the sound of swooshing swords in my ears and a spinning sensation, especially whenever i looked to the right. Walking to the doctor, carefully crossing streets, i contemplated how well everything usually works together in the body and how ‘off’ i was at that moment.
Made me think of this super Radiolab podcast episode about the relation between brain and bodily perception: http://www.radiolab.org/story/91524-where-am-i/. If the perception of your body and the rest of the world are just the slightest bit out of sync, this makes for very interesting experiences, for example because the mind is trying to account for the bodily sensations. Do check out the podcast, i found it quite enlightening.
Doctor’s verdict: shingles (that’s chickenpox re-awakened) spread to the labyrinths. I’m on meds now and will be fine in a week or two.